IHE to showcase integration of medical devices in hospital and at home

Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) is holding a half-day workshop and interoperability showcase prior to the Health Informatics Conference (HIC) in Melbourne in July exploring the integration of medical, home care and monitoring devices with electronic medical records (EMRs).

Featuring the co-founder of IHE's patient care devices domain Todd Cooper, the workshop will cover device integration in both the hospital and home care setting, exploring common device-EMR integration scenarios.

In the hospital setting, it will look at taking the integration of vital signs devices beyond the ICU, as well as the connection of therapeutic devices such as infusion pumps and integrated electronic medications management (EMM) systems.

In the home care setting, it will look at telehealth devices, hospital in the home and the long-term monitoring and support of the elderly and people with chronic illnesses.

It will also consider how the monitors and medical equipment purchased today will need to connect to electronic health records of the future.

It will also look at the role of middleware or integration vendors, telehealth and mobile telepresence devices, the security of medical device integration and core standards for communication and data such as ISO 80001.

As part of IHE's showcase, vendors of EMRs, middleware and medical device products will be invited to demonstrate standards-based and proprietary solutions to medical device integration.

Other speakers will include Vince McCauley, the CMO of Telstra Health subsidiary Emerging Systems, Peter MacIsaac from Hunter Medical Research Institute, CareFusion/BD interoperability marketing manager Manoj Verma, professor of digital health technologies at Flinders University Trish Williams, and health IT consultant and IHE Australia event coordinator Bernie Crowe.

The event will be held between 1.30 and 5.30pm on Sunday, July 24 at the Crown Plaza Hotel. See the HISA website for more information.

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